Healthy Living Herbs

The name in herbs to be trusted for the best results. Follow our easy growing plans and tips, and you and your family will surely enjoy the benefits of freshly and naturally grown herbs in your daily life. Seasonal herbs available at your local Garden Center. Information cards that highlight the most popular use of the herb will help you to make the correct choice.

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Gardening by the Moon

Gardening by the Moon As the Moon moves across the sky it travels through the different zodiac signs that represent the four elements: earth (roots), water (leaves), air (flowers) and fire (fruit and seed). The Moon Calendar will give you the ideal days for doing activities relating to specific parts of the plant. If you […]

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Comanion plants for Cabbage, Roses and Brinjals

Companion Plants for Cabbage, Roses and Brinjals Benefit the growth of your cabbages by interplanting with Sage, Rosemary and Thyme that will help to repel the cabbage butterfly. If you can’t grow it in between the cabbages then use the herb leaves as a mulch at the base of the plants and repeat as often […]

Tropical fragrance

Tropical Fragrance

Tropical Fragrance Be swept away to sunny beaches, tropical palms and sweet pineapple drinks when you enjoy the intense fragrance of the Passion Fruit Daisy, Pineapple Mint and Pineapple Sage. Pick a few fresh leaves of each herb and mix it all together in a bowl to create a natural air freshener. When you remember, […]

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Winter protection

Winter Protection Taking precaution during the coldest periods of winter will help to keep the herb and vegetable garden productive and a source of outdoor pleasure on sunny days. Frost tolerant herbs such as Parsley, Oregano, Thyme, Marjoram, Coriander, Rocket and many more will still reward you with fresh flavour for your favourite dishes. Clouds […]

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Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden Butterflies prefer plants with strong smells, bright colours and flowers that provide easy landing sites. Planting groups of flowers rather than single plants will attract more butterflies. Herbs that will attract butterflies include Bulbinella, Cleveland Sage, Pineapple Sage, Russian Sage, Catmint, Lavender, Rosemary and Borage. Acres of land are not necessary for a […]

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Beneficial Insects

Beneficial Insects Garden plants attract insect pests by the dozens, from aphids to slugs. But before you reach for an insecticide, take another look at the insects in your planting beds. While the pests are devouring your squash and tomatoes, another wave of insects is coming to the rescue. Beneficial insects prey on the pests […]

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2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity

2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives. The world is invited to take action in 2010 to safeguard the variety of life on earth: biodiversity. […]

Brinjal

Brinjals and Tomatoes

Grow Brinjals and Tomatoes together. Grow Brinjals (eggfruit) with your tomatoes as an indicator plant. The brinjals are more sensitive than the tomatoes and will show nutrient deficiencies and pest problems first. If you keep the brinjals healthy, you will automatically have excellent tomato plants. This is one of the ways to make use of […]

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Life lessons in the garden

Life lessons in the garden Gardening teaches people the art of being patient. Unlike other activities, gardening does not produce instantaneous results. As such, a person who takes up gardening must wait for their rewards. The garden should be planned to a certain degree. Once a basic plan has been developed, the soil needs to […]

Beetroot

Organic Beetroot

Organic Beetroot Become healthier with home grown, organic beetroot. It is easy to grow and packed with goodness. A great source of carbohydrates without any fat, high in fiber, antioxidants which help to fight various diseases and folic acid. Even the young leaves are edible, a great source of iron, foliate and beta-carotene. To make […]